Sat, Jan 11 | Foley Neighborhood Park Property

Winter Orchard Care Series: Foley Community Orchard

Join Urban Abundance and Clark County Parks for a free winter pruning workshop series and help as we restore one of Vancouver's largest community orchards! All fruit harvested from this orchard is donated to the Clark County Food Bank every fall.
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Winter Orchard Care Series: Foley Community Orchard

Time & Location

Jan 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Foley Neighborhood Park Property, Vancouver, WA 98685, USA

About the event

 Join Urban Abundance and Clark County Parks this December/January for some winter fruit tree pruning workshops and work parties in the beautiful Foley Community Orchard! Each event will consist of a run-down on winter fruit tree pruning: how to make the best cuts to maximize overall tree health, improve fruit production, and minimize disease, followed by a couple hours of putting these skills to work helping restore the 40+ year old Bartlett pear orchard. All events are family friendly and free of charge to attend, though donations are gladly accepted. Tools, training, and gloves provided.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-orchard-care-series-foley-community-orchard-tickets-82926983841

WHAT TO BRING:

-Dress for work/weather

-Water bottle

-Your own pruning tools and/or gloves, if you have some you prefer

-Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, or provide signed youth waivers for Clark

County and Urban Abundance (Sign at event or request PDF by emailing lynsey@slowfoodswwa.com)

-Use a restroom beforehand! No restroom on site.

DIRECTIONS/PARKING:

Look for the chain link fence and “Foley Neighborhood Park” sign. Two cars fit in front of the white gate and others may park along 21st Ave. C-TRAN bus #9 drops off nearby at 21st Avenue and 119th Street. Walk across the grass lot and enter the orchard at the rear left corner.

ABOUT FOLEY COMMUNITY ORCHARD:

The Foley Community Orchard was planted over 50 years ago by Hubert and Ople Foley, who tended large gardens and shared the crops with neighbors and those in need through their church. Clark County purchased the land in 2006 and held it as an undeveloped park until 2012, when Urban Abundance and Public Works partnered up to clear out invasive blackberry that was choking the orchard, growing up to the tops of the trees! In partnership with the County, Urban Abundance volunteers and neighbors have been stewarding the orchard ever since.

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